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Which one did you like the best?

Poll closed Jul 23, 2007.
  1. Fog of war, by Humphery

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  2. A friendship at War, by Baywriter

    5 vote(s)
    29.4%
  3. At Peace, by Novel

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  4. The Cherubina de Gabriak, by Gannon

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  5. Hunger, by Cogito

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  6. Monkey Tree Park, by Heather

    3 vote(s)
    17.6%
  7. Reflexes, by Chase

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  8. Nightfog, by JD

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
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  1. Ferret
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    SS 04 voting

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Short Story Contest Archives' started by Ferret, Jul 16, 2007.

    Fog of War, by Humphery
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    A Friendship at War, by Baywriter.
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    At Peace, Novel.
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    The Cherubina de Gabriak, by Gannon.
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    Hunger, by Cogito.
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    Monkey Tree Park, by Heather.
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    Reflexes, by Chase. (Over the allowed word limit)
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    Nightfog, by JD. Writing Forums - View Single Post - SS Comp 04


    Opinions on what should become policy for over the limit entries would be appreciated.
    If we doing this for money or something, I'd be pretty strict on the whole deal, but we're not. So, if it was up to me, I'd be pretty loose. But it's not up to me, it your contest...

    Voting is over in 7 days. The new contest will start when voting ends.
     
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    Personally, I have a hard time staying in the limits. So I appreciate leniency.

    Do we have to wait until the voting is over to get started on the next one, though? I missed this one, and I was sad.
     
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    Ahem. My title isn't capitalized the way it's supposed to be and the way that I capitalized it. xD I know it's such a small thing, but it does bother me.
     
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    Hey Baywriter, it's also not spelt right! You just can't get the staff these days!

    Anyway as for recommendations for over the limit submissions - your allowed 10% in essays etc aren't you - we should really try and stay within that so that there is at least some coherency in the competition - though I agree we shouldn't be too strict!

    If there is time perhaps an overtly 'illegal' piece's author could be contacted to 'edit' it if they wish it elligible for submission? :)
     
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    You're right! And it was right when I put it in. I don't want that to ruin anything. That wouldn't be fair at all.
     
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    I was thinking 10% percent leeway as well. The range permitted is pretty broad anyway. I know of at least one recent instance in which an author decided his entry was too long, so he posted it in the Review Room instead of offering it for the contest.

    When a piece is substantially longer or shorter than the specified range, it completely changes the level of content.

    I would not apply the 10% guideline in the current competition. Once a piece is accepted as a submission, that should stand. But every effort should be made to conform to the parameters of the contest, especially as the informal competitions here are also an opportunity to practice for more stringent competitions elsewhere, and for submissions to publications where a length is specified.

    It is an important element, sizing your submission to the limits set by the requester.
     
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    Better. Now, we just need "friendship" capitalized. Sorry to be such a hassle.
     
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    well, good luck to everyone who entered this week, all enteries are amazing and i think it is going to be a colse one.
    Good Luck,
    Heather
     
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    Doesn't Chase's piece link to Heather's story as well as her own link doing so? Surely someone else might have noticed this too? Yet someone has still voted for his piece, interesting ...

    Hardly the appropriate punishment for being over the limit! :)

    Ferret can you solve?
     
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    yea, it does. why is it always my work the the links lead to?? lol.
    Heather
     
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    I voted for myself so I could see the poll

    That's another thing: is it taboo to vote for yourself?

    Thanks for the info about the link.
     
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    You can see the poll without voting, small hyperlink in the bottom corner of the voting window.

    It is probably taboo to vote for yourself but as it says in 'the rules' you can, but but the organisers would wish you to vote for another person's entry. So it's your choice, and I won't judge either way!
     
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    Is it ok to vote without having entered?
     
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    Yes, but only if you have read all the entries.
     
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    Ok. Yeah, I read everything last night and reread this morning. I like to read things twice, see the stuff you missed the first time.
     
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    You're more than welcome to join in the next one, or suggest theme ideas.
     
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    can i ask, does everyone see their name and story entry in italics, or is it just mine? only my entry every week is in italics and was wondering why, lol.
    Heather
     
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    Ummm. There shouldn't be any Italics in there. Just quote my first post to take a look at it...
     
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    mine's in italics to me
     
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    Not me and mine sorry.
     
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    I think what you guys are seeing is the poll entry you voted for. On a wf poll, whatever option you vote for shows up in italics as a sort of "hey-this-is-what-you-picked" reminder. If you've been consistently voting for yourself, it would be in italics every week. Gannon, who consistently votes for others, would NOT have his own entry in italics, but would have someone else's.
     
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    Ah. Well spotted Ivan, indeed one of them is itallicised: the one I voted for. Solved.
     
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    hahaa, that would explain it, lol. i sometimes vote for myself, makes me feel better, lol. lol, i feel stupid now :|
     
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    voting over
     
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